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Is My Entire Roll Ruined?

I'm fairly new to photography on an actual film camera. I went ahead and bought a Kodak Ultra F9. I'm sure this gets asked a lot but on the first roll I had accidentally hit the rewind button and ...
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Epson negatives scan error

I have an Epson V330 scanner, after long time sitting unused I took it to scan a few negatives. First few scans were okay but then strange stripes appeared, sometimes stripes goes all over negative, ...
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Why does my developed 35mm film have stripes of light on the photos?

I'm a relatively new user of film, getting back into it after a few years. I've had the first B&W 35mm film developed and there are vertical stripes of light on lots of the photos - often in the ...
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How many frames have I lost due to opening my Canon Sure Shot 60?

Recently I purchased a Canon Sure Shot 60. Today, I made a huge mistake by opening the compartment where the film is located by accident. I had already taken 5-6 shots, and as soon as I closed where ...
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How to digitize film on a budget?

Recently I have been shooting and developing some 35mm film. A few days ago I thought of scanning the film but it looked like my canon TR7550 does not support scanning film. The white part of the ...
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Camera light leak or processing issue?

After leaving it in the cupboard for a while, I just shot 2 rolls of B&W 120 film on my Holga and had them processed and scanned by a local lab. I expected that I wouldn't get perfect images out ...
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Weird blotches on old negatives and slides?

I am scanning some of my old negatives and slides. On some I have found a weird blotching, almost like a fungus that is growing on one side of the slide/negative (I've found the same on both media). ...
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Canon AE-1 Aperture Lever in camera sticking

The lens I have confirmed to work on my back other A-1 but for some reason this camera body isn’t allowing the aperture diaphragm to fully close. It’s working from f1.4 to f5.6 but anything more it ...
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Problem with Ilford Multigrade RC?

Is anyone else having a problem with new boxes of Ilford Muligrade RC? Even when exposing the paper to white light for an absurd amount of time, it is only going light gray in the developer. I am ...
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shutter speed is not consistent on analog camera

I'm very new to analog photography so I'm not very familiar with all the terms. Just this month I bought my first analog camera, a Minolta XD-7. It was sold as fully functional but when it arrived ...
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Film exposure accident.. Help!

Yesterday I was shooting in the sea and dropped my light meter in the ocean which unfortunately immediately broke! This led me to shoot two rolls of Portra 400 using my Pentax 67 TTL on board meter. ...
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Hasselblad cameras used in Space Shuttle, analog or digital?

Hasselblad cameras were used not only for the Apollo mission but also for the Shuttle. I found two images of Marsha Ivins taken 1992 and 1994 using multiple Hasselblad cameras. STS-46 Mission ...
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What is causing these horizontal lines on developed photos (35mm)?

I recently started using my friend's mom's old Canon 35mm film camera. I was a bit annoyed when having the film developed by a lab, and copied to standard photo paper - there is a single horizontal ...
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What are ideal conditions to store undeveloped film in?

A few years back as a birthday present to myself a buddy of mine and i went to go get film developed. With me I had brought 20 odd rolls of undeveloped film taken on a hardly tattered, untested T70 ...
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What would cause part of this exposure to be blank?

I have some Kodak Gold 200 shot on a Canon AV-1 where one exposure in the middle of the roll (#17) has a portion of the exposure missing with sharp line. None of the other exposured (on this or any ...
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How to fix stuck cocking lever on Canon AE-1

The film advance lever on my Canon AE-1 is stuck. It will move half way and won’t advance. Battery is still charged and I am half way through a roll of film. Any ideas on what to do to get it unstuck. ...
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Why has my processed film come out in cold colours/blue?

I've been using my Olympus OM20 for about 2 years now, and today I got 3 processed rolls (Ultramax 400) back, and the photos have come out in very cold colours, almost blue. So far, all photos in 2 ...
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What causes these light leaks on bulk loaded film

I have several rolls with similar light leaks such as below, but more examples here and here. These rolls are all bulk loaded, in recycled canisters (meaning rolls that came from a lab which new film ...
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Why are there random streaks of color on my film photos?

I`m new to analogue photography, and therefore don't know why there're streaks in different colors on my film scans or why some are in completely different colors. I got it developed and scanned in a ...
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Why the film do not advance for a couple if shots only?

I have an olympus om10. The film didn't seem to advance for a couple of shots somewhere after 15 or 16 shots then after that it worked fine (based on the fact that the rewind knob didn't rotate as I ...
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Does Darktable editor have vintage film filters?

Would like to apply a Portra 400 or lomograph color grading filter to a digital photograph. Do these exist in the Darktable software for use in batch lighttable editing? If not, what is a similar ...
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Film counter says wrong number

I’ve just loaded my film and the film counter says 15 although I haven’t taken any photos yet? Have I loaded it wrong/will this ruin my roll?
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Math of EV numbers

I am trying to fully understand EV (exposure values) as used in photography. This is a system intended to simplify camera shutter speed/aperture combinations using a single value instead of two. EV ...
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How to save money when first stepping into analogue?

After shooting in film, you will have to develop, and then either printing or scanning them to get a presentable copy. I am okay with the film camera's investment, be frugal and I can get shooting ...
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Scanning intentionally overexposed negatives

I have a question concerning the exposure settings when scanning negatives: Imagine I take a picture of mostly fog. Without manual correction, the camera would place the fog in zone V (middle grey) ...
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Why did my developed photos come out discoloured and grainy?

I recently had some film developed on my Pentax K1000 for the first time and my photos came out very strange. I’ve scoured the internet to find similar film photos to figure out why mine came out like ...
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Infamous issue with Nikon FG -> Blinking 125 / 60 light meter

I just picked up a Nikon FG until I realized it had an issue with the light meter. I know that I have to crank a few photos until the frame counter reaches one for the light meter to start, this is ...
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Why are there lines in my film photos?

I just recently got my film developed and there are these lines in some of my photos. Is it my camera's fault, or there were some mistakes/errors in the developing process?
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What do I need to get started with developing medium format film? [duplicate]

Only have experience with digital cameras, camcorders and DSLRs. What process is required to fully develop photos shot on a medium format film camera? It sounds like only hardcore photographers should ...
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Need help identifying film type

Hello fellow photographers! I'm hoping the group here can help me with a mystery. I recently bought a bulk loader for 35mm film from eBay. When it came, I noticed that it already had film in it. ...
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Photo Competition 2021-12-20: Shot with Film

Theme: Shot with Film Kodak Portra, Tri-X, Ilford Delta, Fujicolor Pro, ... any film you want, digitized however is convenient — but shot on film, with minimal digital post-production. Entries should ...
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Missing switch on Beseler 45MCRX

I received a Beseler 45MCRX enlarger. I don't have a timer or a switch for it, so I don't have a way to operate it, other than connecting the lamp directly to power. Judging by this manual, it looks ...
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Is my roll completely ruined

I have a Minolta supreme freedom zoom elite. Was looking at my camera and noticed the counter was at 1 when I know I’ve taken at least 3 or 4 pictures and remember it being at that number. So my guess ...
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Why is film still used in aerial imaging applications?

Kodak still makes some film stocks specifically for aerial imaging uses: https://www.kodak.com/en/advanced-materials/page/aerial-imaging-aerial-films. I'm surprised that film is still being used in an ...
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Did my Nikon FM2n let me advance through the end of the roll of film?

I hope the wording of this makes sense because the whole situation is a bit confusing to me. I had a roll of Ilford HP5 in my camera which gave me a total of 36 exposures. I had shot ~10 a few weeks ...
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Why am I getting occasional cloud-like artifacts on my 4x5 film shots?

Not always, just from time to time, I'm discovering these cloud-like artifacts on my 4x5 film shots. They are present on the film itself; it's not scanning artifacts. Artifacts can be present on ...
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I used a roll with 36 exposures, but I was only able to get 26. Does anyone here knows what happened?

Okay, so I bought two rolls of Kodak Gold 200 to try the Vivitar PS33 film camera that I found on my closet (I don’t know if my memory serves me right but I think it was my mother’s camera back in the ...
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Why are entire rolls weirdly out of focus on my Olympus Sylus Epic?

So I picked up an Olympus Infinity Stylus Epic point and shoot for cheap. The problem is that none of the photos come out in focus. The guy I bought it from said the same, but I figured I'd give it a ...
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Canon AE-1 mirror stuck but can wind film and take photos

My Canon AE-1 camera's mirror is getting stuck in the up position after taking a photo. I can wind the film with the lever and the mirror goes back down but once I take a photo, the mirror stays in ...
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Can I still use film after the film door accidentally opened?

I just loaded up my film camera (Pentax IQZoom EZY) then 2 minutes later the door popped open and I think I have ruined it. :( I attempted to wind it back up and closed the door again but since that I ...
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ND Filter for Agfa Super Isolette

I'm interested about the Agfa Super Isolette. I know it accepts 29.5mm filters, but I'm not sure if I can fit a LEE System for long exposure. Assuming I can find a 29.5 to X step up filter, I'm afraid ...
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Radioactive lens effects seen on film?

I'm also asking a similar question on Physics SE. As we know, some old lenses used Thoriated glass which give off non-negligible amounts of radiation. Although the radiation isn't really harmful to ...
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Why is my Canon 155A Speedlite not firing from the hotshoe of my Canon AE-1?

The AE-1's hotshoe won't fire the flash from some reason. I have the shutter speed set to 1/60s and my aperture is set to A (auto). The test button on the 155A fires the flash as does shorting two of ...
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Traveling/airport security with 35mm film [duplicate]

I am planning to travel with a few rolls of 35 mm film (unused on the way there and exposed but undeveloped on the way home), however, I have heard about how airport security scanners can completely ...
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Can I use a red light bulb to load film in a development tank?

After getting into film photography a while back I recently decided I wanted to develop my photos myself. I don't want to print myself or anything like that, just open up my 35mm canisters and develop ...
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How should I affix 35mm film inside a picture frame?

I recently bought a few strips of tidbits from a movie, on 35mm film. (17 strips of 6 frames each, about 11x3.5cm a strip) I know this isn't "photography" per se, but I think it still counts ...
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How can I save this physical photo?

I've been going through a box of old physical photos trying to scan and save them. This picture has been in a frame for over 2 decades and is now stuck to the broken glass. Is there a recommended way ...
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Why is my colour film developing leaving my film looking purple/giving blue tints to the photos?

I've very recently gotten into developing film at home. For the longest time I'd take my film into a store and get them to do it for me leaving results like this. However after developing at home I'm ...
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How can I tell if I've broken the rewind button on my AE-1?

I recently bought a canon AE-1. After finishing my first roll of film I went unload it and forgot to press the rewind button on the bottom before winding the rewind crank. I know… I should’ve reread ...
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Why can I see through this astronaut on the Apollo 11 footage?

I’m not sure if this is the correct place to put this but I’d assume it’s a photography thing. In this video When Aldrin is climbing down the ladder of the lander I can see the horizon through him. ...
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